CFP: Emotions: Nature, Recognition and Culture

Submission deadline: August 31, 2013

Conference date(s):
October 17, 2013 - October 19, 2013

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Conference Venue:

Ruhr-Universität Bochum
Bochum, Germany

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Since William James asked the question ‘What is an emotion?’, philosophers, psychologists, and neuroscientists have disagreed about the answer. Indeed, even though almost everybody accepts that emotions are typically associated with conscious feelings, bodily changes, action tendencies and propositional attitudes, disagreement looms large as to which of these constitute the emotion.The international conference on "Emotions: Nature, Recognition and Culture" aims to address some of the most controversial issues in the interdisciplinary study of emotions. The meeting is divided into three interconnected sections: i) the nature of emotions, ii) emotion recognition, and iii) the role of culture in the study of emotions.

For poster submission: Please send a title and an abstract (600 words) to [email protected] and   [email protected] by 20th August 2013. 

We are able to offer authors of accepted posters some financial support for travel and accommodation: 75 Euro for participants from Germany, 150 Euro for participants from outside Germany 

Information for travel to Bochum: The closest international airport is Düsseldorf (only 30 min. by train to Bochum central station). The main European airport Frankfurt may be an option for long-distance international flights (approx. 2 hours by train to Bochum central station by the fast ICE train). 

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